Oct 11, 2012 10:49 AM by Jeff Beamish
TUCSON - Finally Fall in the desert southwest.
A cold front sweeps across the state over the next 24 hours, according to News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish. This triggers isolated showers and gusty south winds up to 25 MPH today. Winds taper off tonight, but showers hang on. Temps peak in the mid 80's this afternoon for Tucson and drop to the low 60's overnight.
Isolated showers come to an end late tomorrow morning as the front moves into New Mexico. Much cooler air filters in from the north, with Friday's highs struggling to reach the mid 70's metro-wide. These temps are roughly 10-12 degrees below early October averages.
Rainfall amounts between now and Friday should be light, ranging between 0.10-0.25".
Rapidly improving weather is in the cards for the weekend and early next week. High pressure builds off the West Coast, bringing more sunshine and warmer temps. 90 degree weather returns to Tucson as early as Monday.
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